Swimming and Diving
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Courtney Pope and Brittany McGowan swam the ninth- and 10th-fastest 50 freestyle times in Illinois history during Thursday's Big Ten championships.
Pope recorded a personal-best time of 23.52 seconds during her prelim. McGowan finished in a personal-best 23.55.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois sophomore Stephanie Richartz broke the school record in the indoor pole vault Saturday at the season-opening Illinois Open women’s track and field meet at the UI Armory.
Richartz cleared 13 feet, 11/2 inches. She held the previous mark of 12-111/2, set at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seventh-ranked Illinois rebounded from Friday's loss to Michigan State by beating No. 23 Michigan 22-25, 25-14, 27-25, 25-21 on Saturday.
The Illini (25-4, 14-4 Big Ten) will enter the regular season's final week tied for second with Penn State and Purdue. All three teams trail Nebraska (16-2), which has clinched a share of the crown with two matches remaining.
Top male athletes
1. Mikel Leshoure, football. After roaring through 2010 season, junior All-America running back headed to NFL's Lions.
Joe Hunsaker, a three-time Illini swimming letter winner from 1957 to '59, celebrates his 74th birthday Sunday.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – John Anderson and Chris Pack combined on a four-hitter as the Illinois baseball team beat Cincinnati 7-3 on Saturday at Jack Russell Stadium.
With the win, Illinois evened its record at 1-1 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Illini finish the series today against West Virginia.
MIAMI – Pepper Gay struck out a career-high 10 as the Illinois softball team beat Providence 8-0 in its opening game of the Blue & Gold Felsberg Memorial Tournament on Friday.